"Every man has the duty to contribute to the dominion mandate (“have dominion ...over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” – Genesis ), which necessarily includes political involvement. As a practical matter, most men are involved in politics in some way, but the question is how. Are they voting for and supporting political parties which involve political alliances with heretics and infidels? (In the
, this would include such political parties as the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and even the Constitution Party. For example, a significant portion of the Constitution Party is Mormon.) US
"If so, they are contributing to religious apostasy and calling down the wrath of God upon us, and contradicting the Biblical doctrines outlined in the original Westminster Standards and Three Forms of Unity, whether in ignorance or willfully. ... Can we really expect Arminians, Roman Catholics, Mormons, etc. to help in establishing reformed Christian government pleasing to God?"
1. It is the duty of all men and institutions of men, including civil governments at every level and for every nation, tribe and tongue, to acknowledge the Biblical doctrines accurately summarized in the original Westminster Standards, and to suppress heresy, idolatry, and every other enemy of sound doctrine, appropriate to their station and calling. This includes violations of both the first and second tables of the Ten Commandments.
2. It is the duty of civil governments at every level and in every nation to recognize and protect that church which adheres to the Biblical doctrines accurately summarized in the original Westminster Standards, and to be a nursing mother to that church. And only male communicant members of that church should be allowed to vote or hold public office in civil government.
3. It is our duty not to enter into unlawful oaths and unlawful confederacies with heretics and infidels for purposes of political expediency.